My Quest for the Yeti by Reinhold. MESSNER
Confronting the Himalaya's Deepest Mystery

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Universally acknowledged as the greatest living mountain climber-the first to reach the top of Mount Everest without the use of oxygen, the first to ascend all of the world's highest peaks-Reinhold Messner is without peer in his knowledge of the Himalayas. He has scaled nearly every peak and descended nearly every valley in this region of towering danger, stark beauty and endless challenge. Yet in 1986, during a solo climb in eastern Tibet, Messner confronted the greatest terror of his career-not a looming rockface or bottomless ice crevasse or murderous blizzaard; this terror was alive. A creature had crossed his path, a creature of such proportions and agility that it defied reason and category. For the next few hours Messner saw it repeatedly, disappearing, reappearing, boht chilling his marrow and thrilling him with the sudden yet burning conviction that he had found living proof of a legend.
 

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Since 1969, Reinhold Messner has gone on more than one hundred expeditions to the mountains and deserts of the earth. Recognized as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, Messner does without expansion bolts, oxygen masks, or satellite phones. He has achieved a great many first ascents, conquered all fourteen of the worlds 8,000-meter peaks, succeeded in traversing Greenland, and provided an answer to the mystery of the Yeti. He is the author of Everest, The Crystal Horizon, Free Spirit, Antarctica, To the Top of the World, and All 14 Eight-Thousanders, among other titles. He lives with his family in the South Tyrol in Italy.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by St. Martin's,, NY:.
Genres: . Non-fiction